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Expanding existing knowledge on the environmental impact of resource extraction, join us as we examine the spatial and scalar implications of lithium mining.

Presenting alternatives to dominant extractivist socio-political narratives, we explore design’s value regarding the formulation of sustainable post-carbon futures.

The Global Extraction Observatory (GEO) is a research collective led by Dr Eduardo Kairuz and Dr Sam Spurr exploring how new forms of visual and spatial practice can amplify our understanding of the single most pressing issue of our time: the climate emergency. From the open-cut mine landscapes in Australia to the mine-tunnel interiors in the United Kingdom, we examine the aesthetics of energy production and resource extraction to disclose the political, ecological and multi-scalar implications of extractivism.

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.